The Green Party’s Elizabeth May went to Ottawa to champion environmental issues. Now the country’s hardest-working politician is out to rescue the democratic process
Scientists hoped the Human Genome Project would deliver a road map for personalized medicine. But we are still unequipped to deal with its ethical and medical implications
Sable Island will soon become our forty-third national park, and the challenge for Parks Canada is how to reconcile the competing interests of wilderness protection and ecotourism. Can a national park really manage both?
A writer comes to terms with the culture of her birth
Shortly before he died, the literary critic Northrop Frye foresaw an insidious cultural phenomenon: Canada’s “condominium mentality”
“Today we are going to discuss proper and improper ways to circumvent democracy in Canada”
Is anti-bullying hysteria harming our kids?
As Canada Post wrestles with its bottom line, a letter carrier addresses the nation
Why violence has declined
Nova Scotia’s free surfers search for dangerous waves — and keep them secret
Danced in socks and bare feet, Crystal Pite’s edgy choreography has been dubbed the future of ballet. “Modern dance” is an outdated term. Maybe “ballet” is, too
In Taras Grescoe’s Straphanger, pitched battles over transit are about where and how we want to live
Exploring the world’s sci-fi capital: Vancouver
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